EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ABET EVALUATION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ALUMNI SURVEY FALL 2011-12 / SPRING2011-12 Alumni Survey Report Questions 1-4: Program Educational Objectives in the alumni survey questionary. 1. Excel in industrial or graduate work in computer engineering and related fields. 2. Practice in computer engineering in both national and international settings, conforming to ethical values and environmentally friendly policies. 3. Have sufficient professional competence allowing them to assume leadership roles in their organization. 4. Successfully adapt the new technologies and stay current with their professions. PO 1 2 3 4 Table of support of Alumni survey to Program Educational Objectives. Exit Survey Exit Survey Alumni Survey Survey Average % in Average % in Average % in Comments Questions favor favor favor Fall-2010-11 Spring-2010-11 2011-12 1 85 81 69.6 Satisfactory 2 85 83 83.2 Satisfactory 3 85 85 77.5 Satisfactory 4 86 81 86.1 Satisfactory In conclusion, alumni survey evaluation indicates that Computer Engineering Program currently satisfies all Program Educational Objectives. Only the first item is at the margin and it has hardly collected 70 percent in favor answers. The first PEO item is about excellence in industrial or graduate work in computer engineering, and it is highly appreciated by exit survey. Therefore we do not propose any modification on its current wording. Question 5 Suggestions to Current Program Educational Objectives From 55 suggestions to Current PEO, the followings have been found outstanding: 1- Adaptation to new technologies successfully(1,33,38,50,54,55) 2- To have leadership position in team projects (13,14,15,16,17,22,43,42,43,46). 3- Develop ability in solving problems (22). 4- Present high ethical values along with successful project experience and develop good human relations who communicate skillfully and highly presentable (26,52). 5- Successful in analysis, production, and testing(34,35 ). 6- Have strong social relations to climb up to director level (9,45,49). The first item that already exists in our PEO confirms its place. Items 3 and 5 appears like an issue of program outcomes, rather than the objectives. In conclusion we propose to consider items 2, 4, and 6 to be discussed in future to be included into PEO. However, we do not recommend any change since the third item of our current PEO contains leadership roles and ethical values which is mentioned in item-4, and our outcomes contain communicative and social skills at items (g) and (h). Question 6: It is about Personal Information (Name, Address, etc.) Question 7. What year did you graduate? [Mezuniyet Yılınız] Full range of this data could not be retrieved from the Excell File. Question 8. Have you completed any additional training since your graduation? Ratio of Yes : 49.5% Ratio of No : 50.5% (A detailed analysis of these answers is given below) Graduate Studies (M.S) Bilkent Univ. Unknown Univ. Cantebury Christ Church Univ. Graduate Studies Ph.D Bilkent Univ. University of Alabama, at Birmingham University of Kent Programming Oracle and Microsoft MCSE, CCNP Advanced OOP Oxford Brooks Univ. Bahçeşehir Univ. Marmara Univ. , Accounting Dept. Gazi Univ., Management Sci. Atatürk Öğretmen Acad. Unknown University Unknown University Sakarya Univ., Management Sci. Unknown University, Business Administration EMU Computer Eng. Middlesex University, Software Eng. Unknown University Unknown University, Operations Research RWTH Achen Technical Univ. Sabancı Univ., IT Management Unknown University Unknown University EMU Computer Eng. Unknown University Unknown University EMU Electrical and Electronic Eng. ZXR10 T1200/T900/T8900 ISTQB SW Project Management Cisco CCNA-CCNP Microsoft MCITP, CEH, CRM 2011, Sharepoint 2010, Project Server 2010. Miscellaneous SW and System Administration Microsoft Dynamics CRM RPG Programming PHP Programming Microsoft SOA, Cobit V4.1, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Excel UNIX and LINUX Security Cisco Network Academy MCITP OPNET Modeler, Microsoft.Net OOP Principles Oracle RDBMS ASELSAN MONİTÖR SYSTEM TRAINING Bilge Adam IT Academy - OCP Project management System specialist Cisco CCIE, Microsoft MSCE VMWare Summary: No training =1; Sales Manager = 1; M.S Degree = 22; Ph.D. Degree =5; Others =26, mostly on Microsoft systems and applications, Oracle, and Web programming languages. A few of them took job-specific training in their companies. Q.9. What skills would you like to see added to the curriculum that would help you better achieve your carrier objectives? (Total Number of Answers=79) More programming + OOP + Internet Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (17) Programming Courses + Java Microsoft Sharepoint + SAP + Oracle Xxx (3) Embedded Systems Xxxxx (5) Leadership and Risk Management Xxx (3) Engineering Ethics X (1) Engineering Management Xxxxxxxxx (9) Software Project Management Xxxxxxxxxxxx (12) Environment Protection X (1) MCSE X (1) More Engineering Courses X (1) Linux, Unix Xx (2) Mobile Communications Xxx (3) ISTQB X (1) Give elective courses earlier than 4th year X (1) Business Intelligence X (1) More Thoretical Courses X (1) Bioinformatics X (1) More Network Courses Xx (2) Image Processing X (1) ERB X (1) DSP X (1) Labview X (1) Summary: The two mostly desired courses (subjects) that are demanded to be added to our curriculum are OOP + Internet Programming Courses + Java and Software Project Management. On the other hand, Engineering Management, Embedded Systems, Leadership and Risk Management are the other subject that our graduates pointed as the topics to be included in the curriculum. Question 10. Are you self-employed? [Kendi işinizin patronu musunuz?] YES: 10.1 % (# Answers 11) NO: 89.9 % (# Answers 98) Question 11. When did you get your fist job after graduation (if employed)? Unemployed : 5.6 % ( # Answers 6) Less then 1 year: 84.3% ( # Answers 11) Longer then 1 year: 10.2% ( # Answers 11) Q.12 Which company do you work for? (# Answers 102) University X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Medical Xx Banking X xxxxxxxxxx Telecommunications + X xxxxxxx Media Software Developer X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Hardware Developer X xxxxxx Self Employed Xx Industrial (other than IT) X xxxxxxxx Mobile Communications X xxxxxx Service sector + X xxxxxxxxxx Maintenance Military X xx Consulting Xx Unemployed X xx Summary: Our graduates are mostly employed in Universities as academic staff, Software developing comanies, and Banks (Mostly as software developers and system operators/managers). It is also seen that, Telecommunications/Media, Hadware development, Mobile Communications, Industrial fields other than IT, and Maintenace/Service sector companies are the other fileds of companies that employ our graduates. Question 13. This is about name and e-mail addresses of employers. Question 14. What is your present job title (if employed)? Question 14 and 15. What are your present job duties? (# Answers for Question 14 is 98) (# Answers for Question 14 is 86) Director/Manager Research Software Development XXXXXXXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX Academician XXXXXXXXX Sales Department XX Analysis and Testing XXX Web Programmer XX System/Network Operator XXXXXXXXX Physibility Studies X Production Engineer X Air Traffic Control X Consultant XX Report Writing X Payment/Card Sytems Expert X Customer Relations XXX Fund Management X Entire Affairs XX Unemployed X Summary: As seen on this tabel, our graduates are employed mostly as software developers. Other three duties of significant consideration are Director/Manager, Academician, and System/Network Operator. Question 16. Are you currently enrolled in a graduate program? YES NO: : 13.8% (# Answers 15) : 86.2% (# Answers 94) Question 17. Have you completed a graduate program? YES NO: : 28.2% (# Answers 29) : 71.8% (# Answers 74) Employer survey Report All program educational objectives are satisfied by a degree of satisfaction of 70% (>3.5/5.0). It may be noted that 100% of the employers are from the private sector and 77.8% state that they are willing to employ EMU graduates in the future. However, one employee indicates that the company is looking for people with higher profiles, which means that the graduates of EMU are perceived as having lower profiles. Currently, there are no serious policies to improve the public’s perception of EMU. Industrial Advisory board meeting report An Industrial Advisory Board Meeting was held on May 30, 2012 at the Computer Engineering Department, Room: 113. Five representatives from the industry have participated in the meeting, together with five academicians from the Computer Engineering Department. The industrial representatives were from four different companies or organizations. The focal point of the discussion was what kind of a computer engineers the industry is looking for, how further improvements can be done, and the state of the computer industry in the country. Holding further meetings in the future was decided. The programs at the EMU Computer Engineering Department were introduced to the industrial representatives. Two of the representatives who are graduates of this department stated their opinions on the recent changes of the Computer Engineering program and on the more recent Software Engineering program. Overall, they stated opinion that the EMU Computer Engineering graduates are, in general, work as successful engineers in the industry. The representatives emphasized that they are looking for engineers who are prepared to learning new things by themselves and able to take initiative in the projects. One representative pointed at the severe shortage of computer security experts. The minutes of the meeting was well-documented in a report.